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May 20, 1939

The Physiology of Anesthesia

JAMA. 1939;112(20):2088. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800200086033

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At last a physiologist has reviewed the literature concerning the physiology of anesthesia and has presented a splendid biblography, arranging the available data on the basis of both general and local anesthesia and also according to the various systems such as the respiratory and circulatory systems and according to the effect of anesthetic agents on each of the vital organs. It was the author's hope that this book might be used in medical teaching and reference work and more particularly that it should stimulate research. It should do each of these things and without doubt will speed the already rapid development of the specialty of anesthesia.

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